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Montell Owens: Jaguars RB Isn't Fantasy Option in Week 15

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 09:   Montell Owens #24 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs for yardage during the game against the New York Jets at EverBank Field on December 9, 2012 in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
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Jesse ReedCorrespondent IDecember 9, 2012

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Montell Owens had a big game against the New York Jets in Week 14, but fantasy owners need to look elsewhere for fantasy points in Week 15.

Owens rushed for 91 yards and one touchdown and caught one pass for 11 yards against the Jets, but the Miami Dolphins won't allow him as much running room next week. reports that Owens will likely get the start against the Dolphins, due to Rashad Jennings' concussion and Maurice Jones-Drew's lingering foot injury, but it's going to be tough sledding against the No. 7-ranked rushing defense in the NFL.

Furthermore, the Jaguars haven't been a strong running team all year—both in terms of production and how often they run the ball.

For the season, the Jags have attempted 450 passes and have ran the ball just 291 times. The team has only averaged 3.5 yards per attempt this season—the worst average of any team in the NFL in 2012. 

So, not only are the Jaguars facing one of the NFL's top run defenses next week, but this team isn't dedicated to running the ball and isn't usually successful when doing so. 

That doesn't equate to good odds for Week 2 of your fantasy football playoffs.

If you're looking for a spark, go with a guy who is on a winning football team that's used to playing with the lead.

Stay away from Owens. Don't jump at the opportunity to land a sleeper—he isn't your guy. 


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